This Month at SIG – May 2018

In many places, the summer months tend to be quieter than the rest of the year. Take advantage of this “down time” to stay up to speed. Check out the upcoming networking events and webinars, download the SIG Global Summit Presentation Anthology for all the trending topics from the Spring Global Executive Summit, and meet the prestigious panel of judges who will help determine 2018’s Future of Sourcing Awards.


SIG is hosting three exciting events in May on the east and west coasts. Pencil in these professional development and networking events to get up to speed before the third quarter sets in.

May 10 – New York CPO Meet and Eat at Deutsche Bank

Join fellow CPOs in New York City for engaging discussions led by executives from Deutsche Bank and Guggenheim Partners, and a keynote presentation on the Transformation Journey for the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services in the City of New York, by Ryan A. Murray, First Deputy Director of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services.

May 16 – Seattle SIGnature Event at Oath 

Get out of the office for a unique networking event in Seattle at the Oath offices. The day will include peer-to-peer discussions, keynote presentations, roundtable discussions and thought leadership. This is the only SIGnature Event happening in Seattle this year so don’t miss out!

May 17 – Seattle CPO Meet and Eat at Russell Investments 

Russell Investments’ CPO and Managing Director Viet Ho will lead the keynote presentation followed by deep-dive discussions into benchmarking approaches and best practices and thought leadership on machine learning and AI in procurement.

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Can’t make it to our on-site events in New York City or Seattle? Register for one of our upcoming webinars to stay in the loop.

May 10 – De-risking the International Back-Office During an Acquisition

During this webinar with TMF Group, you’ll learn about the 2018 mergers and acquisitions drivers and landscape, gain a deeper understanding of mergers and acquisitions, and discuss how procurement can add value downstream.

May 22 – AI is Changing Contingent Workforce Management: What You Need to Know

This webinar presented by PRO Unlimited will provide you with a deeper understanding of AI and machine learning, including how these technologies will impact the contingent workforce management space in the short term and years to come.

May 24 – Reporting Tips for Contingent Workforce Programs 

There is a wealth of actionable data within your vendor management system to help you run your contingent workforce program more efficiently while saving money and increasing overall quality. This webinar with PeopleFluent will help you define what data and reporting are important and how you can use it to manage your program more effectively.

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The SIG Resource Center provides members with access to a robust set of professional templates, thought leadership, process matrices and methodologies from member companies. The slide anthology is a snapshot of insights from over 50 presentations from keynote speakers, workshops and breakout sessions covering a variety of topics at the Spring Global Executive Summit. Full presentations are also available for download in the SIG Resource Center.

If you’d like to reach out to a presenter to network or follow up, or if you’d like your updated headshot from the Spring Global Executive Summit, please reach out to a member of our team. Visit and “like” our Facebook page to see the highlights and pictures. The schedule at a glance for the Fall Global Executive Summit is posted on our website.

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SIG is pleased to announce the appointment of 15 senior executives as judges for the inaugural Future of Sourcing Awards taking place October 17, 2018, at the Fall Global Executive Summit in Rancho Mirage, California.

The diverse judging panel includes executives across a wide range of industries:

  • Kelly Barner, Managing Director, Buyers Meeting Point
  • Linda Behan, Senior Vice President, Global Procurement, Iron Mountain
  • Krystelle Bilodeau, Director, Retail and Wholesale Debt Administration, Bank of Canada
  • Dan Carrell, Vice President, Global Procurement, IBM
  • Phil Fersht, CEO and Chief Analyst, HfS Research
  • Antonio Humphreys, Senior Manager, Global Procure-to-Pay, Adobe
  • Phil Ideson, Founder, Co-Editor and Host, Art of Procurement
  • Tom Quigley, CEO, Emerging Europe Alliance for Business Services, Innovation & Technology
  • Patrick Quirk, Executive Chairman, Pramata
  • Canda Rozier, Senior Vice President, Global Procurement & Real Estate, NTT Security
  • Chris Sawchuk, Principal and Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader, The Hackett Group
  • Kevin Surace, CEO,
  • Kate Vitasek, Author, Faculty and Lead Researcher, University of Tennessee
  • Eleanor Winn, Managing Director, Work Futures
  • Jill Zunshine, Former Vice President and Head of Global Real Estate, Hewlett-Packard

Nominations for the Future of Sourcing Awards are being accepted until June 8 in categories critical to the sourcing industry. Visit the Future of Sourcing Awards website for more information.

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